Network help-weirdness going on up in here.

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by YCantAngieRead, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    We have two series 2 TiVos in our house. Both should be connected to the wireless network.

    But it's very hit or miss as to whether we can see the other TiVo. Like right now, for example.

    And here's the weirdness. I'm actually transferring something I set up earlier this afternoon. So I know that we're both on the network.

    But half the time, we can't see each other.

    Whhaaaaat???
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Some things you can do:

    1. Re-Enter your wireless/wired Network Settings on each Tivo.
    2. Reboot your Tivos and your router by pulling its power.
    3. If you are having problems staying connected on your wireless network, try changing channels, ie: channel 1, 6, or 11.
    4. If you encounter Errors Nxx, try adding your router IP to your gateway and DNS settings.
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    It can't hurt and might help to assign everything on the network that doesn't travel a fixed IP address.


    So, for instance, let's say your wireless router defaults to 192.168.1.1

    Set its DHCP range to 192.168.1.251 to .254

    Set one of the TiVos to .201 and the other to .202

    On both the subnet mask will be 255.255.255.0 and the gateway AND 1st DNS will be 192.168.1.1 (same as the router)

    Set your non-traveling computers to 192.168.1.101 and up in increments of 1

    If you have more than 4 things that have to have DHCP addesses, like laptops, decrement 192.168.1.251 by 1 as many times as necessary to accomodate all of them and leave one left over.

    You've probably got a feature on the router that will let you specify the MAC address of each laptop, notebook, etc, and tell the router to always assign a specific DHCP address to that MAC number when it contacts the router.

    You want to eliminate as much as possible any instances where the electronics have to make a choice, and instead lay down rules they have to follow.

    It doesn't have to be those numbers, you can start the desktop computers at .201 and the TiVos at .101 if you prefer. Basically in my example you can use any numbers except 192.168.1.0 (that's the identity of the entire network, 192.168.1.1 (that's the router, the boss of the network), and 192.168.1.255 (that's the broadcast address for every unit on the network).

    The internet side of the router (the part that talks to your cable/DSL modem) will possibly have an entirely different number assigned to it by the modem. Ignore that part.
     
  4. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    I wish I understood any of that. :eek:

    My husband probably will, I'll forward it to him.
     
  5. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    While I'm vaguely on the subject....we have a crappy router, but is it supposed to take four hours to transfer a basic quality one hour program? :eek:
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Ordinarily, no.

    Are you talking TiVo to TiVo, or TiVo to computer running TiVo Desktop, or computer running Desktop to TiVo?
     
  7. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    TiVo to TiVo.

    Interestingly, my husband's TiVo seems to transfer faster than mine. (To his rather than to mine.)
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    From your TiVo to his TiVo is faster than from his TiVo to your TiVo?

    And in both cases its wirelessly from TiVo to wireless router to other TiVo?

    And you only have one router?
     

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